Upper East Side

Upper East Side, New York City: Address, Phone Number, Upper East Side Reviews: 4.5/5

Upper East Side
4.5
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High-rent neighborhood of New York City located along one side of Central Park, which is predominately residential with town homes and apartment buildings along with pricey shops, restaurants, and architectural gems such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt.
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Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
How to get there
  • 86th St • 6 min walk
  • 77th St • 6 min walk
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Feizal W
Dana Point, CA3 contributions
Disappointed. Falls short
Jun 2021 • Solo
I’ve stayed at 3 Marriot Courtyard hotels in May - June 2021. This particular facility and its front office staff has been the least friendly and accommodating. The room amenities, coffee/ tea service ran out of tea bags ( on back order). The mattress and some pillows worn out. The front office personnel were unhelpful in addressing the above. And bordering on rude to receive complaints. The only positive was the indoor gym.
Written 9 June 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia7,471 contributions
Manhattan's heart of affluence
Dec 2020
New York City usually votes Democrat, but this island of affluence has some areas that are strongly Republican. The Upper East Side is one of the wealthiest areas of Manhattan. It has a substantial number of public institutions. It is bounded on one side by the East River, and on the other by Central Park.
Written 30 December 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia7,471 contributions
Home of New York's upper crust.
Mar 2020
The Upper East Side contains many of New York City's most desirable residences. The leafy streets are not crowded and it contains some of the world's best high-end shopping. The Upper East Side contains Museum Mile, home to institutions such as the Guggenheim and the Met. The Upper East Side is the home of New York's elite. The neighbourhood is bounded by 96th St in the North, and 59th St in the South; with the East River on one side and by Central Park and 5th Avenue in the West
Written 27 May 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,181 contributions
Upper East Side - nice!
Mar 2020 • Solo
This is off the Eastern side of Central Park and an expensive and much sought of neighbourhood. Lots of great shops and restaurants.
Written 2 March 2020
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Christabel S
96 contributions
interesting insight into the grandeur of old New York
Jan 2020
This is a fascinating area and perfect to explore after a walk through Central Park. The Frick Museum feels personal still and it's amazing to be able to walk through what was once a enormous private home. Upper East Side has expensive apartment blocks and it's worth a visit just to people-watch and spot all the pampered pooches!
Written 4 February 2020
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Gaurav C
New Delhi, India3,089 contributions
Nice Ride
Jun 2019
Me and my friend took a rickshaw from the Central Park to this bakery called the two little red hens...what a ride it was in the nice June weather..the place is not too crowded..the architecture of the place is quite nice..
Written 31 January 2020
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Lynn C
New York City, NY54,326 contributions
Old money
Nov 2019 • Couples
Lots of old money in the Upper East Side. We live in NYC, and never go to the Upper East side unless we want to go to an art museum or need to see a doctor at Mount Sinai main campus hospital. Lots of shopping at high end stores in this part of Manhattan too.
Written 7 November 2019
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LWL3333
Wellington, FL18,046 contributions
Many fine old homes display wonderful architecture
Oct 2019
Despite the light rain falling today, my wife and I took a walk around the East 50's and 60's mainly to gawk at the fine old homes on virtually every block. The architecture is rather European, to my eyes, and the real estate prices and values are off the charts, especially off Fifth, Madison and Park Avenues.
Written 3 October 2019
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Adam B
Cebu City, Philippines1,180 contributions
Old Money of New York
Jul 2019 • Couples
The Upper East Side of Manhattan has long been known for old money in New York City (Rockefellers, Roosevelts, Kennedys, etc.). The real estate has been some of the priciest in the city. The Upper East Side includes Park Ave., Madison Ave., and Fifth Ave. Attractions located in the Upper East Side include the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), the Guggenheim, Andrew Carnegie Mansion, Henry Clay Frick House (which houses the Frick Collection), Morgan Library, Jewish Museum, Whitney Museum, as well as the famous Carlyle Hotel and more.
Written 26 July 2019
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,745 contributions
Interesting part of Manhattan
Apr 2019 • Solo
On my most recent trip I stayed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan right off Central Park. I walked everywhere. I enjoyed the fact that the north end of Central Park was right across the street from the Airbnb where I stayed. It was also an easy walk down to several museums. I recommend spending some time (if possible) on the Upper East Side
Written 24 April 2019
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